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Netflix’s Rebecca: What We Know So Far About The Remake Of Classic Hitchcock Film

A new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s beloved literary classic airs on Netflix this fall.

In a year when nothing can be predicted, a romantic thriller will shine through in the remake. Enter, Rebecca from Netflix is one of the most famous works of the author Daphne du Maurier and is considered a literary classic. The original 1938 story, set to premiere this fall, is told on screen, most famously by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940, followed by a 1997 television drama starring Emilia Fox and Diana Rigg.

What is the plot of Rebecca

For those unknown with du Maurier’s best-selling Gothic novel, first published in 1938 (and never later in print), this is a story, via flashbacks of a young woman arriving in Manderley. She says, imposing the beautiful but family of her new husband. Property on a spectacular English beach. His marriage begins with the shadow of his enigmatic first wife, Rebecca, and his devoted housewife, the unfavorable Mrs. Danvers.

Who makes up the cast of Netflix’s Rebecca

Lily James and Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer recently played the Wade couple, Mr. and Mrs. Day Winter, following in the famous footsteps of Lawrence Olivier and Alfred Hawcock’s Oscar-winning Joan Fontaine in the 1940s. He appeared in the version that won the Best Picture award that year. In a decisive stroke of perfection, the brutal Mrs. Danvers, played by Judith Anderson in the original, will this time be played by Kristen Scott Thomas. Keeley Hawes played the role of Sister Beatrice, Jack Favel with Sam Riley, a suspect with ties to Rebecca. Other artists include Ann Dowd, Ben Crompton, and Tom Goodman.

Netflix's Rebecca 2020 Release Date and Photos

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Director of Netflix remake?

Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Stardust) wrote the screenplay with Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, under the direction of Ben Whitley. Working Title has partnered with Netflix to create an adaptation.

 Rebecca air on Netflix?

With enough time to reread the book in preparation, Netflix has announced that the film will air on October 21, 2020.

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